Benzema is now the Al-Ittihad star,the Frenchman joined the Al-Ittihad team, earning €100m plus €20m that he will earn as an ambassador for the 2030 World Cup. But counting the bonuses, Karim Benzema could earn around €200m per year. With Real Madrid, the Frenchman’s salary was around €28m per year.
Benzema presentation was wonderful. The presentation was made at the stadium of Al-Ittihad called King Abdullah Sport City Stadium. This stadium has a capacity of 62,345 seats and is otherwise called Shining Jewel or simply The Jewel. The stadium was full. As soon as Benzema lands on the field, fireworks begin to explode. He was surrounded by several children dressed in black and yellow. Benzema passed through them being honored and applauded by the whole stadium. The Frenchman was also dressed in black and yellow with the Al-Ittihad team jersey. Benzema climbed to a podium and the first words he said were “Thank you very much”. On the podium surrounded by spectacular flames, Benzema also lifted up the Ballon d’or trophy.
Karim Benzema has had a good season in 2022/2023. He scored 19 goals in La Liga and 4 in the UEFA Champions League. But Benzema has scored more goals in the past seasons. He joined Real Madrid on July 1, 2009. From that day until 2023, he has won 25 titles, scored 354 goals and made 648 appearances. Practically, Benzema has won everything with Real Madrid. He has won the Champions League trophy 5 times. This is the most coveted trophy among clubs. He also won the golden ball on October 17, 2022, which is the trophy most coveted by players in a personal sense.At Al-Ittihad he will wear his favorite number. The number nine that he also had at Real Madrid. It is expected that a large number of jerseys with the number nine and the name Benzema will be sold. He counts a large number of fans even in Saudi Arabia who are eagerly waiting for their star to make his debut with Al-Ittihad.